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✔ Good location: 5 min. walk to Oxford road., Lidl, Tesco, a drugstore, and cafes: Cafe Nero, Tim Hortons etc., Whitworth Art Gallery and Whitworth pak. ✔ Students residences will always cost more. ✔ Ensuite rooms are quite spacious with all the basics. ✔ Good kitchen with a washing machine, bring you own cutlery and kettle. ✔ The plants, lamps, mugs, bedcovers etc, which you see on the website are for demonstration purpose only, so buy/bring your own stuff. ✔ Some things fail: the lowest drawer in the wardrobe set was broken, the door in the shower cabinet won't always close, water pressure from the shower was very small. ✔ The challenge: the absence of the reception at Daisybank; needed to sort everything out via the main reception, via calls and 20 minutes walks, one more app, you are doomed on weekends. The reception at DB started to emerge only in July 2019, with one friendly person there, who is supposed to do other stuff, like cleaning allover etc. ✔ Friendly maintenance

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By member440446
On 16th July 19

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✔ Good location: 5 min. walk to Oxford road., Lidl, Tesco, a drugstore, and cafes: Cafe Nero, Tim Hortons etc., Whitworth Art Gallery and Whitworth pak. ✔ Students residences will always cost more. ✔ Ensuite rooms are quite spacious with all the basics. ✔ Good kitchen with a washing machine, bring you own cutlery and kettle. ✔ The plants, lamps, mugs, bedcovers etc, which you see on the website are for demonstration purpose only, so buy/bring your own stuff. ✔ Some things fail: the lowest drawer in the wardrobe set was broken, the door in the shower cabinet won't always close, water pressure from the shower was very small. ✔ The challenge: the absence of the reception at Daisybank; needed to sort everything out via the main reception, via calls and 20 minutes walks, one more app, you are doomed on weekends. The reception at DB started to emerge only in July 2019, with one friendly person there, who is supposed to do other stuff, like cleaning allover etc. ✔ Friendly maintenance

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By member440446
On 16th July 19

Daisybank Villas Information

Telephone0343 249 6323
PostcodeM14 5BR
Price from £113.00 per week (subject to availability)
Features20-minute walk from the University of Manchester & 30-minutes from Manchester Met, car parking, secure building entry and TVs in communal areas.
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st May 20

Internet is pretty decent, location is good. A few minutes away from university and directly in front of a bus that takes u to town. However, Full of mice and rats, and they do nothing about it. Moreover, there are no social spaces, Nothing gets fixed and oh, you don’t receive mail as they had a diversion to all mail without taking consent, then shut down their office due to coronavirus. Honestly, if u dont want to lose your sanity, don’t live here. At all.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 1st June 20

Thank you for your review.

I must assure you that Daisybank has a contract with a professional pest control company who perform routine visits and call outs where necessary. Upon hearing of any sightings, the team immediately place a call out and pest control will attend as soon as they are able to do so. Mice will only ever go where food is found, and the majority of the time this is down to living standards of the residents. We have posters displayed and information provided upon arrival where we try to educate residents on the importance of disposing of their rubbish effectively and in the correct manner but this isn't always followed.

With regards to you rmaintenance issues, all requests placed through the app are dealt with in the time frame set out by the priority placed on the job. For example, if there was a leak, this would be an emergency and would be dealt with within 24 hours, if it is a light bulb that is out then this will be lower down the priority list, however, we are currently running above 90% 'completion on time' for all jobs logged through the app, and as we are following strict government guidleines and only carrying out essential jobs due to covid19, this is usually a lot higher.

We currently have works underway to re-install an office at Daisybank Villas, however, the decision to close the office at Park View due to Covid19 was following Government guidelines to protect not only the team but all of the residents too. The team are still on site, answering calls and emails and if anyone is in need of a parcel they can email the team and arrange safe collection.

I'm sorry that you haven't enjoyed your time at Daisybank Villas, and wish you well going forward.

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th May 20

really like this place. wish i had booked here for my first 2 years. it’s worth traveling to Park View for the events too.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 1st June 20

Thank you for your great review!

We're so glad you have enjoyed your stay at Daisybank Villas and our social events too!

Good luck with everything in your future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th May 20

I have enjoyed my year here, rooms are big and the staff on site are friendly. The only thing missing is a place to relax with mates which I think would be great. Events are currently held 20 mins down the road.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 25th May 20

Thank you for your great review!

It's fantastic to hear you have enjoyed your time with us.

We are definitely working on ideas to bring more amenities to Daisybank Villas as it's definitely important for you all to hang out and relax on an evening! Watch this space!

Good luck with your future career!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 20

An excellent student accomodation very closed to the main campus of the university in a very green neighborhood. In about 10 minutes it is also possible to reach superdrug, lidl, tesco, poundland and the Withworth park. I am having a studio for more than 3 years since I found it very comfortable with all I need (en suite bathroom, laundry, internet and bill included). The studio is also in very good conditions, and during my second year has received also some further maintenance works. The only thing is the lack of a reception inside the property. However, you can find the reception after 15-20 minutes of walk.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 25th May 20

Thank you for this fantastic review!

It's been a pleasure having you with us for 3 years! and I'm so glad you have seen the improvements we have been working hard to produce.

We have currently got works underway to implement a permanent office at Daisybank Villas, which will be ready for summer (delayed due to Covid19). The team are really excited to be bringing back this service to the residents of Daisybank Villas.

The whole team wishes you every success in the future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

you get wot you pay for. worth viewing ur allocated room before arriving cos they all seem different lay outs but nothing wrong with that unless you like to plan where ur things will go in ur room. the staff were helpful when i was askin loads of questions and changed rooms.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 25th May 20

Thank you for your amazing review!

Daisybank Villas is definitely unique! The team want nothing more than for our residents to find their perfect home from home, and so we will always try and facilitate viewings of rooms that have been booked and can always send photo's if not.

I'm really glad you had a great stay with us, and good luck for your future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)

 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

Good location for people wanting somewhere quiet. Theres outside space behind which could have more things for us residents like chairs or gym equipment. Theres also parking but you need to pay & then get a code for the gate.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 25th May 20

Thank you for this great review!

It's wonderful to know you have had a good time with us.

Thank you also for your feedback. We are working closely with the Property Owners to improve the amenities and there's definitely plans to add to the outside space so our residents have a place to relax.

All the best for the future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th May 20

Daisybank Villas is one of the best hostels in Manchester! The common room spacious and kitchen is just right. Excellent location for any student particular about serenity, amazing and helpful staff. Easy access to park, buses and shops( Tesco, Lidl, Worldwide, etc)_ Overall, Great and Peaceful hostel atmosphere. I enjoyed my stay here. Huge thumbs up.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 25th May 20

Thank you so much for your fantastic review!

The team are so happy you have enjoyed your time with us at Daisybank Villas.

I would like to wish you all the best for your future.

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

I think Daisybank Villas is great for those who dont want the bells and whistles. I just wanted a cosy place & wasn’t interested in all the new places where everything is the same. Daisybank does need some attention but it also has character. My room has loads of light and tall ceilings. I’m unsure of what’s happening with Uni next year but I would consider booking here again.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 15th May 20

Thank you for your great review!

Fingers crossed everything works out by September and we can welcome you back.

We have lots of things planned for Daisybank Villas so watch this space!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

I have been at Daisybank for 2 years and any issues I have had have been sorted out really fast. The staff told me the building is a listed building and that is why somethings can take a bit longer as they have to get special permission for certain things. The building looks lovely with trees and that. It's definitely missing space to gather with friends but in the summer they had a party and it was great!

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 15th May 20

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Myself and the team are really pleased to know you've enjoyed your time with us and we agree, Daisybank Villas is definitely in a beautiful setting!

We wish you all the best for the future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th May 20

Daisybank is a great place to live, the rooms are spacious with big windows which is great if you enjoy a bright room! The staff are friendly and always help if you have an issue.

Covid-19: I have been sent regular emails so i know what is going on, I have stayed at Daisybank due to not being able to go home and staff have helped by giving out puzzle books to take my mind off things.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 14th May 20

Thank you for your great review!

I'm really pleased the team have made your experience with us even better and you have enjoyed the unique rooms we have at Daisybank Villas!

I wish you all the success in your future.

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th May 20

pros: Considerate reception lady Shelly and friendly manager Kerry. Spacious room with great light and view. Peaceful and quiet environment. Satisfying furnitures and appliances. cons: inconvenience for parcel collection due to the closure of site office. maintenance seems not in time sometimes. A certain staff entered the apartment without any advanced notification in advance, even knocking, which need to be improved.

Covid-19: have no idea about this. Maybe just email greetings?

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 14th May 20

Thank you for taking the time to review Daisybak Villas.

The team are really happy they have made a difference to your stay.

I will pass your feedback on to the Maintenance Team and ensure they are following the correct procedure. Usually they will only enter flats without any prior notification if there is a Health & Safety concern.

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th May 20

Things weren’t great when I arrived but since then all the staff have changed and I think they’re really friendly and I always see them around. They always stop and talk to you and if you tell them about a problem they will go to your room and have a look straight away. I think some of the reviews on here are a bit harsh and it would be wrong to write a bad review when things have obviously improved.

Covid-19: It was frustrating that we were kept waiting but the staff explained that it was the property owners and not them that we were waiting on. They were replying to emails on the same day, even if they didn’t have an update.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 14th May 20

Thank you for your honest review!

It's great to see that you have seen the positive changes and the effort my team have put in to make Daisybank Villas a great place to stay.

All the best for the future!

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th January 20

its a mess from day one honestly. you want hot water? its broken 3 times in the first 3 months of moving in and they have taken 3 to 5 days to fix it. U want a reception for your packages/complaints? its alright they closed that because they rented it out as they were getting bombarded with complaints about the terrible state of most rooms on top of getting the majority of students packages signed off and losing it/them disappearing around certain staff. I've been here 3 months and i beg no one make the same mistake i made. My bedroom window is from the 1920s and i can hear someone sneeze from the 3rd floor cause double glazing doesn't exist yet. I wish i was the only one with problems here but everyone i have met here has had it even worse with respect to repairs and management. you can get much better accommodation for the price I promise. The only good thing about this place is its washing machine. if that's what your looking for your in for a treat.

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 14th May 20

Thank you for your review.

I'm sorry to see you didn't enjoy your time with us.

Daisybank Villa's is a listed building and so we have to gain consent from the council for certain things, such as windows. We have had survey's carried out and meet all required energy efficiency levels when it comes to the building holding heat/letting air in.

The office was installed on a temporary basis to assist over the summer check in period. This temporary office was in a studio room that had already been sold in August, for a January arrival, and so it was not possible to keep it in place any longer than December. We looked at all options, but as the building was fully sold, we could not continue to provide the service. However, we have listened to resident feedback and work has begun on installing a permanent office at Daisybank Villas. 

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th July 19

✔ Good location: 5 min. walk to Oxford road., Lidl, Tesco, a drugstore, and cafes: Cafe Nero, Tim Hortons etc., Whitworth Art Gallery and Whitworth pak. ✔ Students residences will always cost more. ✔ Ensuite rooms are quite spacious with all the basics. ✔ Good kitchen with a washing machine, bring you own cutlery and kettle. ✔ The plants, lamps, mugs, bedcovers etc, which you see on the website are for demonstration purpose only, so buy/bring your own stuff. ✔ Some things fail: the lowest drawer in the wardrobe set was broken, the door in the shower cabinet won't always close, water pressure from the shower was very small. ✔ The challenge: the absence of the reception at Daisybank; needed to sort everything out via the main reception, via calls and 20 minutes walks, one more app, you are doomed on weekends. The reception at DB started to emerge only in July 2019, with one friendly person there, who is supposed to do other stuff, like cleaning allover etc. ✔ Friendly maintenance

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Reply from Daisybank Villas
On 14th May 20

Thank you for your review!

It's great to see you enjoyed the location and your time with us overall.

We have listened to resident feedback with regards to the office, and works have now begun with a view to have this complete by this summer. Unfortunately, due to Covid19, the works have been delayed but the team are very much looking forward to providing this service again in the future.

- Helen Baxter, Senior Property Manager (Manchester)


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th February 19

It is a complete mess. The only positives are room sizes and the appliances (fridge, washing machine, hob) being quite new. The day I arrived the bed was in separate pieces and they sent me to other room to spend the night. Both the mattress and the mattress covers were dirty and I had to make at least 10 phone calls to get everything in order. The rooms are not in good condition: the sealings are moldy, there is broken furniture which they do not replace, hot water might not work, etc. Maintenance people are overworked which leads to weeks of waiting to get something fixed and then half-assing the job. The fact that there is no personel on site means that every problem takes a lot of time to get solved, and you would expect much more for the price paid. For some reason they keep bombarding you with emails of crappy social events and pointless activities in the Reception building 20 minutes away.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th May 18

Only positive is that the the rooms are quite big. If you pay extra for an en-suite, the bathroom is the same size as one you would share with 2-3 people if you go for shared. You can’t have your parcels delivered to the flat and the office is at least a 20 minute walk away. Our hot water was getting turned off at night but they tried to say we were using it all when half my flat mates leave at weekends. The price is extortionate for what you get. Accommodation in Manchester is expensive anyway but usually for this price, you’d get a common room, gym etc but there’s nothing here. The main doors downstairs never really shut properly and don’t seem secure. The person to turn the fire alarm off is usually 2 hours away so if it’s going off at 1am, the fire men advise you to try and sleep through the alarm lol. I’ve seen the stairways get cleaned twice since I moved in in September and we had to beg them to provide a bin. The list would go on if I had enough room to write more lol.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th April 18

The only thing its good for value is that they have a washing machine in the flat so you don't have to pay extra for your washings. There's only a bus 50 near to the accommodation but buses are rare (can be up to 20 minutes wait for each bus). I cant list any student accommodation that has a worse management than Daisybank Villas. 1st, the office is 15 minutes walk away (according to Google map). 2nd, the emergency hotline will not help you, eg my friend's studio flat has a rat at night, she phoned the emergency line and they told her to fill the 10 cm gap with her own clothes, if there's any damage(ie clothes bitten) or if she got bite by rat they won't take any responsibility. 3rd, my flatmate has been living without getting access to the post box for 7 months (more than half the time he's living here). 4th, during the course of 7 months, I have experienced 3 times staff breaking into my flat without any notice. They just knocked on my door and rudely ask for a viewing.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th February 18

Extortionate prices for what you get. Kitchen/living room is so small that you’ll have to push the sofas (if you can call them that, more like concrete) around just to walk round it depending on where you’re trying to get to. There’s no common room or social spaces so if you want to meet people and socialise, you’re limited to who you share a flat with. You can’t get your parcels delivered to the halls itself and instead, have a 20 minute walk to the main office to collect them. The only part that gets cleaned is the small carpet area by the front door. We don’t get hot water after around 10pm. Maintainence are difficult to contact and you have to get in touch with the main office who only seem to reply to emails they find interesting. Intercom system is broken so you can’t open the front door to people unless you leave your flat. Windows don’t close properly and heaters smell funny which feels risky to use and the tv has about 3 working channels. But at least the rooms are big!

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